Gradually implemented green network
Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: People’s Government of Longgang District, Shenzhen, Shenzhen Urban Management Bureau
Program: 39km2 research area, 8,33km2 integrated urban and park design, park entrances design, park furniture design
Banxuegang High-Tech Zone is located on the northern central axis of Shenzhen, surrounded by the characteristic hills of the city. However, the 6 parks within the zone are fragmented without particular character and quality. In the Banxuegang urban design competition, MLA+ connected the 6 parks in a park network, integrated with the urban context under the slogan ‘City in the Park and Parks in the City’. MLA+ designed a Green Nerve Network for Banxuegang with a development horizon 2018-2035.
We integrate green and grey infrastructure by utilizing the existing urban framework such as roads, railways and rivers to knit the parks to the urban fabric.
The park system will be realized in 3 different scales: In Small scale activation proposals create a series of more open and interesting public nodes. The Medium scale focuses on the connection of the 6 isolated parks. The large scale long-term planning integrates a rich green network – the Green Nerve System – of the future smart city Banxuegang.
2017 competition design complete
MLA+: Ruizhi Cao, Ivana Damjanovic, Pinar Bozoglan, Hanyang Yu, Kexin Huang, Ruojing Wu, Tina El Chaer, Anna Khordyreva, Shaoning Wu, Martin Probst, Olaf Gerson